On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.
The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.
How can satellite data help to stop global warming? This and many other questions were discussed as part of the Global Climate Conference in Marrakesh from the 7th to the 18th of November. Jena Optronik presented the results of its latest projects and Solutions.
On 16th February 2016 at 18:57 MEZ Sentinel-3A lifted off, the third satellite in the European COPERNICUS earth observation program. The satellite has sent the first pictures of its five month commissioning phase.
On June 23rd, the second sentinel satellite launched for its mission to observe the earth’s surface, since the weekend it has been sending its images. Sentinel-2A will open up a new way of looking at the earth.
In the presence of the parliamentary state secretary Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Coordinator for Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Thuringian Minister for Economics, Science and the Digital Society Wolfgang Tiefensee, Jena Optronik GmbH ceremonially inaugurated its new development on 26th May 2015.
At 15:30 on 12 August 2014, thanks to the sensors of the Thuringian aerospace company Jena-Optronik, the European ATV-5 space transporter named “George Lemaître” docked successfully and accurately to the millimetre at the International Space Station, ISS.
Today’s generation requires a more in-depth knowledge of the world than the previous generation ever did. By exploring space, we are able to discover, survey and understand our home planet. On our updated website, we intend to give you an insight into the world of aerospace and the technology Jena-Optronik produces. Accompany us on our journey!